Library Director Salary

A Library Director earns an average salary of $61,805 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$34,364 - $100,870
$34K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,470
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$9.77 - $29.64
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MEDIAN: $12.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,364 - $100,870  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,626 - $99,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $29.64  
   
Overtime
$16.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,626 - $99,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Library Director

A library director oversees all operations at a library. They direct staff - helping ensure that they are efficient and courteous at all times - and make sure that the library is running in an organized manner according to established rules and that books and other library items are organized neatly and efficiently. The library director may be in charge of the hiring of librarians, volunteers, and other staff, as well as carrying out disciplinary action as needed.

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Library Director Tasks

  • Direct the library services program, and participates in formulating long range goals and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of technology in order to work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
  • Promote library services and resources, and ensure library policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee library operations including planning, budgeting and staffing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Library Director

Pay by Experience for a Library Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Library Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Library Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Library Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 136 salaries. A Library Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,088

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Key Stats for Library Director

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Library Director Salaries

▲26%

▲12%

National Average
$58,000

▼15%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Library Director Salaries

People Management
▲6%


Collection Development
▼0%

National Average
$58,000



Online Research
▼8%

Cataloging
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 21%
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